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Fostering Imagination: Building the Resilient Church

Fostering Imagination: Building the Resilient Church

A Small Church Leadership Community for Northern New England churches

June – November 2022

Mainers find ways to send aid and support to the people of Ukraine

Mainers find ways to send aid and support to the people of Ukraine

MCC Executive Director Jane Field was a VIP caller on Maine Calling, 4/28/2022
Click here to listen or download it wherever you get your podcasts.

Eco Preacher Workshop

with Rev. Dr. Leah Schade
and special guest Rabbi Yonatan Neril

Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:30 – 3:00 pm (Eastern) Online

Saying “Peace, Peace” When There Is No Peace

How Demanding “Civility” Risks Protecting White Privilege

View the recording here

MCC joins BFW in urging White House to host conference on food, nutrition and hunger

Dear President Biden,
As pastors, faith leaders, and clergy from many faiths and traditions and every region of the United
States, we commend Congress and your administration for initiating and enacting multiple bills
during the ongoing pandemic to provide assistance for people living with hunger.

OUR MEMBER DENOMINATIONS RESPOND TO THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE

All seven of MCC’s member denominations are actively responding to the crisis in Ukraine and urgently requesting support for this work

Upisktwo* and the Art of Reimagining

An online conversation with Maine author Shirley Hager and her co-author Rev. Shirley Bowen about their book “The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations”
Click here to view the recording

Sabbath for Reproductive Justice

Click here to view videos of sermons preached for the Sabbath for Reproductive Justice, January 2022

Welcome!

MCC welcomes our newest Associate Member, HopeGateWay Church, Portland! This membership status is open to local congregations and communities of spiritual practice who are rooted in Hebrew and Christian scripture and have a demonstrated commitment to the purposes of the Council, but who are not part of one of our member denominations.  HopeGateWay joins our other Associate Member, Union Church in Biddeford Pool.

“Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”

On Monday, January 17, 2022, at 12:15pm online, The Maine Council of Churches and The BTS Center will host a public reading of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sermon “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.” This event will also include a reading of a new poem by Portland’s Poet Laureate Maya Williams commissioned for the occasion.  Click here to register